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Denoting, in a complex sound, a mathematic relationship among the frequencies of the fundamental tone and its overtones so that the frequencies of the overtones are whole number multiples or partials of the frequency of the fundamental tone; the resulting auditory effect has a musical or pleasant quality, as opposed to noise. See: noise.
[G., L. harmonia, agreement, articulation, fr. harmos, joint]


Agreement, balance, or compatibility.

functional occlusal harmony

Ideal occlusion of the teeth such that in all mandibular positions during chewing the teeth function efficiently and without trauma to supporting tissues.
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Finley became interested in the intricate barbershop harmonies as a freshman when cast as a member of a barbershop quartet in Valencia High's production of ``Music Man.
The group members continue to perfect their harmonies as they weigh the offers that are coming in and prepare to take their act on the road.
The good stuff is like the harmonies in barbershop.
And the sound is noble not because of its majestic harmonies alone, but precisely because it tacitly acknowledges that even the most majestic harmony marks - in its very fleetingness - a condition of ultimate unattainability rather than closure, repletion.
By appropriating only the opening, majestic statement of a composition which, through its own noble sounds - and, indeed, noble discord - counters the insidiousness of facile harmonies and their attendant despair, Lee has inadvertently reinscribed the very cultural dynamic that his work generally so clearly, and effectively, seeks to oppose.
Coupling theophanic revelation with a firm negation of the facile harmonies of American life, Coltrane's music decisively limns the possibilities of the human spirit within the "open road" of musical expression, as it were.
Rather, it is the obdurate discordance in Trane's music - the very quality which Lee's soundtrack simultaneously pays homage to and veils - that constitutes an enduring challenge to our acceptance of facile harmonies, our willingness to settle for easy entertainments rather than accept the burden of Duke Ellington's - and John Coltrane's - open road.
For decades the record industry has been a major user of packaging materials for its music products yet, on a company-by-company basis, is far behind other industries in demonstrating a firm commitment to protecting the environment," says Eckart Rahn, founder and president of Celestial Harmonies.
In 1992, Celestial Harmonies introduced to the American market the CD duobox, which accommodates two CDs in a single streamlined plastic CD case, or jewel box.
In 1993, Celestial Harmonies began using the CD slim-line box, a jewel box half the width and 34 percent less weight than a standard jewel box, becoming the first company in the industry to issue full-length CDs in this packaging.
Their quartet didn't win but blending those sweet harmonies was reward enough.